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swim53
September 26th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Many of you knew Jack Florance. He suffered a stroke last May and passed away a little more than a week ago. His services were Sunday in Delaware, Ohio and many swimmers attended.
He was previously a Buckeye Master and was most recently a member of O*H*I*O.
He made the All-American list many times, won numerous National Championships and was a double winner at the FINA World Championship Aquatic Games in Christchurch in 2002.
A Varsity "O" member from his years at the Ohio State University, he was known for his freestyle sprinting ability.
He always had a twinkle in his eyes and a smile on his face. We will miss him! I will post memorial fund information soon. The outdoor pool at Mingo Park in Delaware will be renamed the Jack Florance pool after its planned renovation.

swim53
September 27th, 2006, 08:35 AM
The name of the Memorial is:
Jack Florance Memorial Fund
c/o Community Foundation of Delaware County
P.O. Box 261
Delaware, OH 43015

see the same thread under "Great Lakes" for Jack's picture